Recently, Disney announced that a huge slate of former Marvel series was going to make their move to Disney+. Many never thought something like this would happen, given how most of those shows were originally made by, and for, Netflix. So how could the service lose the streaming rights? Somehow it’s happened, and the mouse’s streaming service has become all the richer for it.
Both Marvel and Disney have done their best to promote the change, making sure it's out there for general audiences to be as informed as possible. Undoubtedly, the hope is that all of these series can find a new audience and surge of attention—especially if they share the same streaming space as nearly every other Marvel Studios project.
Despite the big move having happened a while back, the actors behind the various projects, including Daredevil and Agents of SHIELD, continue to share their excitement about the situation. In fact, a new promotional video featured several of the biggest actors behind the newly moved material promoting each other.
Netflix and SHIELD Team Up for Promo
A new TikTok from Disney+ has been released that promotes the arrival of the Netflix Marvel series and Agents of SHIELD to Disney's streaming service. Alongside actors from other shows like Agents of SHIELD, Several Marvel's The Defenders cast members teamed together with Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen to create a promo that lets everyone know where to watch their former shows.
The video in question adapted the “pass the phone” format, which has become popular on social media. It all started with Simone Missick, who played Misty Knight in Luke Cage. The actress called out “the person whose life goal is to give Matt Murdock a hard time.”
From there it went to Jessica Jones' Krysten Ritter, who promptly threw it to “someone who is driven to their pursuit of truth and justice.” Surprisingly, this led to Iron Fist's Finn Jones, who chose to hand it off to Clark Gregg while referencing some of the character’s Kree-craziness on SHIELD.
Gregg took the opportunity to pass the mic over to “his favorite superhero,” which in this case was none other than Charlie Cox.
The Daredevil actor passed the torch one final time, his pick being “someone who is a force to be reckoned with.”
This, of course, meant Ming-Na Wen, who played Agent Melinda May in Agents of SHIELD. Wen was also recently as Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett.
The entire promotional video can be seen below.
Can you imagine the group chat 👀 @marvel's Daredevil, JessicaJones, LukeCage, IronFist, #TheDefenders and #AgentsofSHIELD are now streaming on DisneyPlus!♬ original sound - Disney+
The Future of Netflix and SHIELD in the MCU
Marvel, Disney, and even the actors themselves (as seen above) have been heavily promoting the big shift in streaming homes. No doubt, part of that is fueled by Charlie Cox’s transition into the MCU-proper—a move most of the other actors likely wouldn’t mind doing themselves.
There were some notable missing faces in this reunion, however. The most glaring omissions included Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, and Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle. With the other three Defenders in the piece, many fans might be just a little disappointed not to see everyone back together—even if only in the capacity of a stitched-together video.
What’s really interesting is how Finn Jones made an appearance in the video. In all the recent promotional material for the Netflix Marvel shows’ switch to Disney+, the actor, his character, and even Iron Fist itself have taken the back seat. This is undoubtedly due to the general critical and fan reception of both the series he led and the take on his character.
Hopefully, more audiences will catch on to all the quality content in which most of these actors are a part of. The more popularity they gain, the more probable it will be for the likes of Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones or Bernthal’s Punisher to make more appearances in the future.
All Marvel shows are now available to stream on Disney+.